HOLY FAITH CONVENT PENAL
ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING POLICY 2020
At Holy Faith
Convent Penal we are aware of the challenges our students and their families
face during this crisis. In light of
this, we have developed a Remote Learning Plan, using online platforms to
connect with our students, keeping them engaged. Together with the Ministry of
Education, we are also working feverishly to assist those without internet
access and devices. Please note that the focus for our online teaching will
mainly be revision and reinforcement as we do not want our students without devices
to be left behind.Term III work will begin for all
students when it has been deemed safe to return to school.
recognize some of the major challenges surrounding online teaching, we are also
discovering that it is also changing the landscape of Teaching and Learning.
Please view the following guidelines which will assist you and your daughter
during this process.
early to the chat room so you can familiarize yourself with the live chat
Mute your microphone when not speaking to avoid
Choose a distraction free area of your home for
your online classes.
are experiencing connectivity, hardware or other issues resulting in your
online absence, please communicate this to your teacher when you are able to do
Adhere to the timelines given by your teacher
for the completion and submission of assignments.
For written communication explain your ideas
clearly and concisely using proper grammar, spelling and punctuation. Always
proofread before posting.
Avoid typing in capital letters, it indicates
anger and do not use abbreviations such as b/c and LOL.
Keep your posting courteous, respecting your
teachers’ and classmates’ points of view.
Students are not allowed to activate cameras
during any online session.
Students are not allowed to record sessions
using any device (this is an
infringement of privacy and the copyright act).
Remember Students :
CYBERBULLYING (creating memes, dissemination of pornographic or any other
inappropriate material, misrepresentation of someone, whether it be teacher or
student to defame their character is against the law.)
Familiarize yourself with your daughter’s ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING TIMETABLE.
Begin and end the day by checking-in with your
daughters. Ask questions such as: What subjects do you have today? Do you have
any assessments or assignments? What resources do you need? and Did you
encounter any difficulty today?
Help your daughters “own” their learning by
encouraging and motivating them
Supervise your daughter’s use of the technology
and internet searches. Limit the amount of time they spend online
Look after your daughter’s health and well-being
by ensuring they have breaks, drink sufficient water, eat healthy meals and are
not stressed and anxious.
Monitor and supervise all online teaching
sessions to ensure safe and responsible use of the platform.
OF THE PLATFORMS THAT WILL BE UTILISED BY TEACHERS ARE: